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Fire Safety

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

24 months
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Are you interested in a unique master's degree program concerning Fire Safety? Do you want to contribute to a more fire safe society? With a master's degree in Fire Safety from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences you will have the competence to handle advanced and complex fire safety issues!

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Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, campus Haugesund, has educated well over 500 fire safety engineers over the last 20 years. We offer a Master's program in Fire Safety Engineering as one of only eight institutions in the world.

Fire Safety is becoming more and more important in today's society, and the need for knowledge and competence in this field is increasing rapidly. 

The primary objective of this Fire Safety program from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences is to provide industry and society with highly qualified candidates who through in-depth knowlede in the field can contribute to a more fire safe society. One of the most important aspects in this context is measures to reduce risks related to major accidents.

The master's program is organized in close contact with industry partners focusing particularly on fire technical issues.

This program is only taught in English. It is also possible to apply for the program as a part time student.

Student exchange

HVL facilitates for students who wish to take a part of their education abroad, both through agreements with institutions abroad, or by facilitating it so that the students can travel on their own initiative to institutions HVL does not have an agreement with (so-called "free-mover"). 

HVL also recruits international students to this master's program. HVL has recently signed mobility agreements for Master in Fire Safety with the University of New Haven and University of Maryland, USA and UNI Magdeburg, Germany.

Programme Structure

The master's program covers the following main topics:

  • Measures (barriers) to prevent ignition and fire.
  • Understanding of different scenarios for fire- and smoke development
  • Modelling of fire- and smoke development, egress and risk to people, property and the environment
  • Fire safety design
  • Fire safety risk assessment
  • Human behavior in fire and evacuation
  • Contingency
  • Fire prevention in businesses and municipality
  • Communication and accident investigation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • EU/EEA applicants: March 1st
  • Norwegian applicants: April 15th


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor degree in Fire Safety Engineering.
  • Applicants with another technological bachelor degree may also be considered for admission, if they in addition have passed the following courses from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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No tuition fees for courses, but you will have to pay a minor study fee of about NOK 750,- per semester,


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